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New York Times, Monday, May 15, 1989

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,433

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Competent : ABLE
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Captures : BAGS
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Self : EGO
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All ___ Day (Nov. 2) : SOULS
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Cupid : EROS
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Phone : CALL
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Ragtime round dance : TURKEYTROT
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Chills and fever : AGUE
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Feasted : ATE
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Stale : DATED
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Stubborn ones : MULES
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Low-lying areas : VALES
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Hearty's partner : HALE
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Motor : ENGINE
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Solidly built : THICKSET
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River to the Firth of Clyde : DOON
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Stage whisper : ASIDE
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Kind of hop : CAR
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Readied for the canine show : GROOMED
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Fix up an antique : RESTORE
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Suffix with host : ESS
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Wear away : ERODE
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Reign : RULE
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Come out again : REEMERGE
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Coins of Poland : ZLOTYS
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Adjusts : FITS
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Opposite of fancy : PLAIN
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Base on ___ (walk) : BALLS
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Treatise : TRACT
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Owns : HAS
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Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
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Get cold feet after accepting a dare : CHICKENOUT
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Not so many : LESS
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Experience : HAVE
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Course of travel : ROUTE
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Kind of can or tray : ASH
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Followers of Adam : ITES
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Forehead : BROW
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Movie dog : ASTA
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Boxing contest : BOUT
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Entice : LURE
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B.P.O.E. member : ELK
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Davis or Midler : BETTE
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Checks : ARRESTS
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Kern's "Very ___, Eddie" : GOOD
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Fast plane : SST
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Holder of 21 merit badges : EAGLESCOUT
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Mucilage : GLUE
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Bullring cries : OLES
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Auto style : SEDAN
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Close a seam : CAULK
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President Taft's alma mater : YALE
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Sprays that stop muggers : MACES
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"In ___ veritas" : VINO
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Secrete : HIDE
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Garden tool : EDGER
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Some Scandinavians : NORSE
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Horripilation : GOOSEFLESH
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Employ : HIRE
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Ahead of schedule : EARLY
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Oak and cedar : TREES
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"Dies like ___! March on . . . " : ADOG
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Encounters : MEETS
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Misses the mark : ERRS
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Disney film: 1982 : TRON
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Strip : DEPRIVE
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Factories : MILLS
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Baseball's Wheat : ZACK
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Metric measure : LITER
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Val et al. : LACES
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Gaucho's weapon : BOLA
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War god : ARES
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This and ___ : THAT
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Sixty minutes : HOUR
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Stanley Steamer : AUTO
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Mulligan or slumgullion : STEW
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Greek letter : CHI
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___ Hill, San Francisco : NOB

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